A man sits on the subway with his legs spread wide. His limbs are so fanned out, in fact, that they’re impinging on the personal space of those sat next to him. But then a woman approaches with a bottle of clear liquid. And before anyone knows what’s happening, she dumps the concoction onto the man’s lap. The woman swiftly flees the scene, but her point has been made. “Manspreaders:” beware.
The incidents were depicted in a September 2018 YouTube video from Anna Dovgalyuk. The Russian describes herself on Instagram as a beauty queen, student and social activist. It is naturally this last quality that comes to the fore in the controversial clip.
And this is not the first time that Dovgalyuk has hit the headlines for the content of her videos. Back in October 2017, the beauty queen shared a video in which a model stands in a subway station and repeatedly exposes her underwear – much to the bemusement of onlookers.